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bfg baja t/a (different tread)

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My 4x4 truck on it's first camping trip...

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Comment by Jim B on September 29, 2014 at 10:08pm

Hi guys sorry Steve g I just saw your post.  I do still have the engine complete for sale.  I would go 75 for the whole engine.  its got 140K on it. Jim

Comment by Steve g on July 24, 2014 at 1:07am

hey Jim,

You in San Jose?

 How much for the z22 bottom end or entire engine? what other parts do you have? I work in San Mateo so im not too far away

Comment by Jester on July 23, 2014 at 9:45pm

Where are you located and what would you want for the whole engine?

Comment by Jim B on July 23, 2014 at 2:34pm

hi guys, is anybody interested in buying some 1981 Z22 Engine parts? I have the whole engine with carb. and some extra parts off my 81 K/C 4x4? Jim

Comment by Joe Wilson on November 17, 2012 at 6:54pm
I had to loosen the two bolts holding the sleeve part onto the lower control arm to get them seated all the way. Other then that just make sure theres no dirt on the teeth and put some grease on em. Should slide right in. To get the adjusting bolts back in, I had to use a jack to twist it up a little, then put the bolts in, but you may not need to depending on how far you went. DON'T FORGET to tighten the bolts back up on the sleeve part on the control arm before you tighten up the adjusting bolts on the anchor!
Comment by Charlie Chao on November 17, 2012 at 5:38pm

So I've finally gotten around to reindexing my torsion bars, but now I can't get it back in. Is there some trick other than hitting it on the anchor end with a soft mallet? 

Comment by Joe Wilson on October 2, 2012 at 10:03am
Maybe I got the term wrong. Thought that was called a spindle
Comment by Charlie Chao on October 1, 2012 at 7:21pm

I think the torsion bars have already been tweaked once, and I'm worried about giving them too much torque. They are nearly 30 years old after all, and over time, they loose a lot of strength (so I've been told).

Comment by Poopypants on October 1, 2012 at 3:05pm
Sorry, spindles are still on the outside...
[IMG]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s99/Poopypants03/2012-04-2813170...[/IMG]

The a arms are just longer and mount the top portion of suspension to the inside of the frame making it easier to adjust for positive camber...

[IMG]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s99/Poopypants03/20120905_134810...[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s99/Poopypants03/20120905_134833...[/IMG]
Comment by Joe Wilson on October 1, 2012 at 12:33pm
I've heard that factory torsion bars are the way to go. I was gonna get the hd ones too and had a couple guys say that I was better off finding some in a wrecking yard. I just re-indexed mine and I have plenty of spring left. If you're just trying to level it out, I'd just tighten em up a bit. You'll be surprised what a few turns will do.
 
 
 

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